September 14, 2015 - Mauro Carvalho Chehab

Setup WiFi on Your Raspberry Pi 2 with Tizen

Once you have your RPi2 up and running with Tizen, it is helpful to get network connectivity setup. This article is part of our series about Tizen on the Raspberry Pi 2, and this guide will describe how to enable WiFi on your RPi2. Doing this will make it much easier to work on the device because it will allow you to connect using ssh through your wireless network and access remote resources on the Internet.

Get Familiar With the Hardware

The procedure to enable WiFi on Tizen for Raspberry PI2 (Rpi2) is simple.

You will first want to make sure Tizen detects your WiFi adapter. You can find it by running lsusb which will display all connected usb devices, including . My own RPi2  is using a Realtek device based on the RTL 8188CUS chipset:

Once connected, it produces the following messages:

You can use view this on your own device by running dmesg -wH before plugging in the device. This command will show you Kernel messages as the device is connected.

Getting WiFi Running Wih Connman

The Tizen distribution uses connman to setup the Network interfaces. In order to use, it is required to enable WiFi and to configure connman to create a service. This is done via connmanctl command:

If mynetwork requires a passphrase, it will ask when connect is issued:

The configuration associated with the above, including the password, will be saved at /var/lib/connman.

Please notice that connman won’t start wifi network after reboot. So, if you need to enable wifi again, after reboot, you’ll need to call:

Get Involved

If you want to learn more or get involved, you can join us in the Tizen IRC chatroom, or subscribe to the Tizen Community mailing list. Lastly, you can also stay tuned to our latest work with Tizen and Raspberry Pi on our dedicated page here on the blog.

Have fun!

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About Mauro Carvalho Chehab

Mauro is the upstream maintainer of the Linux kernel media and EDAC subsystems, and also a major contributor for the Reliability Availability and Serviceability (RAS) subsystems. Mauro also maintains Tizen on Yocto packages upstream. He works for the Samsung Open Source Group since 2013. Has worked during 5 years at the Red Hat RHEL Kernel team, having broad experience in telecommunications due to his work at some of the Brazilian largest wired and wireless carriers.

Embedded Technology / Linux / Tizen network / raspberry pi 2 / rpi2 / Tizen / wifi /

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